The 11 actors are uniformly excellent with special nods to local chameleon Charlie Barron and vocal powerhouse Luke Steingruby. A solo by Steingruby towards the end of the show is hauntingly powerful and elicits absolute silence in the theater while patrons bask in its beauty. This is the show’s third consecutive year, and many of the cast members are new to the material this year. Given the stellar performances, these artists clearly connected to the material in a relatively short amount of time.
Another stand-out: Luke Steingruby as Bob the Saw, one of Macheath’s imbecilic gang members. Steingruby’s facial expressions and mumblings (particularly with mouthfuls of food) garnered big laughs from the audience; his comedic timing is impressive.